- The Arab Spring continues into the fall as fresh fighting between rival factions breaks out in Yemen. In Syria, protesters vow to demonstrate again six months after the protests began.
- UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says the bid by Palestinians for recognition in the United Nations is "understandable." Yesterday, Ben suggested the standing of the U.S. in the Middle East could backslide if we veto the Palestinian bid.
- Sarkozy and Cameron take a victory lap in Libya, but the hard part may just be beginning.
- Israel has evacuated its embassy in Amman after warnings of a million man march to the embassy. There was concern the march would lead to something similar to the violence seen in Cairo earlier this week.
- Speaker Boehner will reportedly come out in favor of reforming the tax code, and he'll urge the supercommittee to close loop holes and lower the corporate tax rate. This is a position that may prove to be controversial as there wasn't an appetite for these reforms during the debt ceiling negotiation in his caucus.
- The United Auto Workers have extended their contracts with GM and Chrysler after the sides had failed to reach an agreement on a new deal. A strike is unlikely and negotiations are set to resume this morning.
- NPR has a great story about the growing wealth gap between white and black families.
- The United States Postal Service will propose cuts in mail delivery service that could save USPS $3 billion annually. It if up for debate about the necessity to have a USPS, but it's still interesting a quasi-governmental organization is proposing to downsize itself.